So, So, So, Blessed

I ❤️ Saturday! It is a day when my whole family member is at home and hang out, also a day when I can catch up with crafting projects.

We are so grateful for all of pur friends who have blessed us in so many ways this year. And

Thanksgiving is less than a week from today and we still need more Thanksgiving cards to send out and this one is one of my favorite.

So, So, So Blessed by Helen Gullett | http://helengullett.com/?p=7909

Feather diecuts are from The Cut Shoppe. There are lots of pretty and cool cutting files there! Check them out 💕

I cut the feathers using my Silhouette Cameo. Then I dap some VersaMark ink on them and dipped them in the mix of Ranger Gold Embosing Powder, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder and Clear Glitter Embossing Powder (Darice).

So, So, So Blessed by Helen Gullett | http://helengullett.com/?p=7909

Tree Ring background stamp set I used is from Concord and 9th, a new comer in the stamping world. I stamped the tree ring using Chocolate Exclusive Ink Pad with my MISTI stamping tool (love it!)

Sentiment stamp set is one of my Fall favorite sets from CTMH, Harvest Wreath. I stamped them using MISTI with VersaMark ink pad and added some Ranger White Embossing powder, then heat set it using my Craft Heater.

I finished it with twine from American Crafts.

Today, I link up my card at:

Thank You for stopping by today and have a fantastic weekend!

More Merry Christmas Cards

Today I am sharing more Christmas cards I made today catching up with my Christmas projects 🙂

First card is a one-layer card with only white heat-embossed images with some white paint splatter on it. I keep it clean and simple. The one-layer and CAS technique is one of the ways to mass-produce cards, especially during the Holiday.

Wishing You Peace, Love and Joy

I CASE-ing one of Amy Tsuruta’s Christmas Cards she made for Hero Arts recent blog hop. Check out her cards on her blog.

Second card is also a clean and simple card that I had so much fun making it. First I stamped the images with Black Archival Ink Pad and then colored them using Watercolor Pencils. Then, using Aquash Watercolor Brush, I wet them to give the watercolor effect. Let them dry and I though it will be fun to add some Liquid Glue on them to give some epoxy glass look 🙂

Merry Christmas Ornament Card

Check this out…. Fun isn’t it? 🙂

These two cards have no stamping on them. The backgrounds and sentiments are embossed using We R Memory Keepers Next Lever embossing folders and Word Strip embossing folders.

Merry Christmas Tree Card

I love the Next Level folders! They give deeper impression on the card. And the embossing strips are fabulous! Quick but cool way to add sentiment on the card.

Embossed Merry Christmas

I link up the cards at

Thank you for visiting and I hope you like them, too 🙂

Gratitude Bible Journaling Week 1

There are so many things we can thank God for. Big things, small things, everything that are good come from Him.

During the month of November, I join the Illustrated Faith Community to document our thanksgiving through journaling. They have the Gratitude Documented Journal sold at their Etsy store. But I did not get it on time to start this, I do my journaling on my ESV Journaling Bible 🙂

And here’s the list of promts provided for all of us to join their #GratitudeDocumented:

Illustrated Faith Community in #GratitudeDocumented http://www.illustratedfaith.com

I started on the first day and I did the first 2 pages (Day 1 and Day 2), but got stopped because of our kids got sick. Here are the other 4 of my Gratitude Bible Journaling pages from last Week 1.

Gratitude Documented Bible Journaling Day 3: Family. Joshua 24:14-15 #blessedfamily #biblejournaling #illustratedfaith #gratitudedocumented #latinacrafterstamps #beablessing #ctmh #fabercastell #gelatos #pittsartistpen #creatingjoyfully #LampAndLight

Day 3: Family.

Joshua 24:14-15

Never stop thanking God for my family. This is my prayer that we will serve Him as a family as long as we live. We will walk by faith, not by sight. We trust in Him and we entrust our lives in Him. For He is our God, Savior and Lord.

Gratitute Documented Bible Journaling Day 4: Passion. John 1:1-5 #illustratedfaith #gratitudedocumented #biblejournaling #latinacrafter #neatandtangled #beablessing #fabercastell #gelatos #pittsartistpens #stampersbigbrushpens #primamarketing #creatingjoyfully #lampandlight

Day 4: Passion

John 1:1-15

The passion God has put in my heart is that to see more SEA* people to have God’s word translated in languages that the people speak and they will be able to read His word in their heart languages, so that they will know who God is, that He is the Word, that He is the Creator, that He is the Life, and that He is the Light that shine in the darkness. And they will come to trust in Him, saved and serve Him. This is His passion.

Gratitute Documented Bible Journaling Day 5: Peace. Isaiah 9:1-7 #gratitudedocumented #illustratedfaith #biblejournaling #peace #PrinceofPeace #neatandtangled #pittsartistpens #gelatos #FaberCastell #creatingjoyfully #LampAndLight

Day 5: Peace.

Isaiah 9:1-7

Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace, who was born, given and sent to us to govern over all rulers of the earth and heavens.

He rules with justice and righteousness. He is with us and in us.

He gives us the peace that the world cannot give us.

Gratitude Documented Bible Journaling Day 6: Forgiveness. 1 John 1:7-10 #illustratedfaith #gratitudedocumented #biblejournaling #latinacrafterstamps #beablessing #ctmh #FaberCastell #stampersbigbrushpens #pittsartistpens #eksuccesscalligraphypens #creatingjoyfully #LampAndLight

Day 6: Forgiveness.

1 John 1:7-10

We need Jesus to cleanse us with His blood.
Confession of our sins leads us to forgiveness, and God who is faithful will forgive us and heal us.

When I did the journaling, God encouraged my heart with His words. He strengthen my hope and faith in Him. So thankful for God’s word that speak into our lives!

Thank You for visiting and Have a wonderful blessed week!

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Word Art Wednesday – Challenge #209

Inspire Me Monday – Week 202

Poinsettia Card and Tag

Holidays season is not too far away from now… I am still working on cards and tags for friends and families.

Today I would like to share with you a card and a tag that I created using the My Monthly Hero October Kit by Hero Arts. In this kit includes the stamp set, die set, and ink pads. It is only available in only during the month of October. To find out more about Hero Arts monthly kit, please go here.

Here are my card and tag:

Happy Holidays Poinsettia #handmadecard #christmascard #heroarts #heroartsholidaycardmakingchallenge #myheromonthlykit #poinsettia #cardmaking #creatingjoyfully #stamping

I link up this card at Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge that runs until November 12th.  And here’s the supply list to make this card:

  • Hero Arts October My Monthly Hero Kit
  • White heavy cardstock (The PaperStudio)
  • Dark Green heavy cardstock (The PaperStudio)
  • Mini Distress Ink Pads: Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz)
  • Clear Gems (Darice)
  • Adhesive Runner (Elmer)
  • 5″ x 6.5″ card and envelope (the PaperStudio)

Merry Christmas Poinsettia Tag #heroarts #myheromonthlykit #poinsettia #tag #christmastag #gifttag #creatingjoyfully #stamping

This is my first tag I link up at 25 Days of Christmas Tags hosted by Tracey McNeely. And here’s the supply list to make this card:

  • Hero Arts October My Monthly Hero Kit
  • Winter Tag Stack (DCWV)
  • Green Ribbon Twine (American Crafts)
  • Clear Gems (Darice)
  • Adhesive Runner (Elmer)
  • 3D Foam Tape (My Recollections)

Thank You for visiting today and hope you have a wonderful day!

DIY Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

DIY Mini Christmas Embroidery Hoop Art | Handmade ornaments, but also perfect for Holiday home decor. Blog at --> http://helengullett.com/?p=7830 #ctmh #ctmhwhitepines #whitepines #diy #handmade #embroideryhoopart #papercrafting #christmas #ornament #homedecor #giftidea #creatingjoyfully #sharehandmadekindness #inspirememonday

Welcome to Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop! I join a group of CTMH Consultans to share project inspirations using Close To My Heart products.

You should arrive from Nancy’s blog. If you are here first, please continue hopping until you make the loop. This blog hop starts at Joyce’s blog and there you can find the full list of participant just in case you got lost.

For this month hop, I created these 4 mini embroidery hoop arts. They are perfect as ornaments because the hoop is 4″ mini size. But they also will make cute home decor during the Holidays 🙂

All Is Calm | DIY Mini Christmas Embroidery Hoop Art #ctmh #ctmhwhitepines #whitepines #diy #handmade #embroideryhoopart #papercrafting #christmas #ornament #homedecor #giftidea #creatingjoyfully

Holiday Cheers | DIY Mini Christmas Embroidery Hoop Art #ctmh #ctmhwhitepines #whitepines #diy #handmade #embroideryhoopart #papercrafting #christmas #ornament #homedecor #giftidea #creatingjoyfully

Glory To God | DIY Mini Christmas Embroidery Hoop Art #ctmh #ctmhwhitepines #whitepines #diy #handmade #embroideryhoopart #papercrafting #christmas #ornament #homedecor #giftidea #creatingjoyfully

Nativity Family | DIY Mini Christmas Embroidery Hoop Art #ctmh #ctmhwhitepines #whitepines #diy #handmade #embroideryhoopart #papercrafting #christmas #ornament #homedecor #giftidea #creatingjoyfully

Supplies you need for this projects are:

Making them is easy and fun:

  • Cut the papers in 4.25″ square.
  • Glue the hoop on the paper using Liquid Glass.
  • When it is dry well (only take a minute to dry), cut along the edge of the hoop.
  • Decorate them with the White Pines Complements, Red Enamel Gems and Sparkle Clear Assortment.
  • For the Glory To God Hoop, trace the hoop with pencil, then stamp and heat emboss the images. Then glue the hoop and cut the edge.
  • Add the Fern Thick Twine (I cut 6″ long for each hoop) and tie up to make a hoop to hang it.

I really enjoy making them and they will be a gift for my daughter’s teacher. We had our first Parent-Teacher meeting with her and so thankful to get to know her more. We heard a lot of of amazing stories from our daugther about her teacher. She adores her!

And I will make more when I have a chance to get more mini embroidery hoops using the leftover supplies I have 🙂

Hopefully you are inspired to create something for Christmas this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave your question at the comment box. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Your next hop is Andrea’s blog to see what she has created this month. THANK YOU so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Word Art Wednesday – Challenge #208, Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday

Inspire Me Monday – Week 201

Share Handmade Kindness Week 2 – Community

#sharehandmadekindness

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 2015

Today I am sharing cards I made for a Cancer center as my participation with Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 2015 with Splitcoaststampers forum.

I was invited by a crafty friend to the challenge last month and so thankful I was able to join and made these cards for those who are at the Cancer center and for their families, too. The real challenge is that we all actually send the cards to the center. So, these cards are on their way to the center 🙂

And here they are:

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 2015 | http://helengullett.com/?p=7805| Card1-HYCCT1509-No-Extra-Postage

Card 1

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 2015 | http://helengullett.com/?p=7805| Card2-HYCCT1505-No-Color-Between

Card 2

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 2015 | http://helengullett.com/?p=7805| Card3-HYCCT1531B-Orange you glad

Card 3

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 2015 | http://helengullett.com/?p=7805 | Card4-HYCCT1528-Rainbows

Card 4

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 2015 | http://helengullett.com/?p=7805 |Card5-HYCCT1514-Mosaic-Memories

Card 5

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 2015 | http://helengullett.com/?p=7805 | Card6-HYCCT1529-THANK-Pink

Card 6

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 2015 | http://helengullett.com/?p=7805 | Card7-HYCCT1524-Thanks-Bunches

Card 7 – Take 1

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 2015 |Card 7 take 2 | http://helengullett.com/?p=7805

Card 7 – Take 2

Card8-HYCCT1510-Tag-You're-It

Card 8

Thank You for visiting today! Have fabulous day!

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Supplies:

  • Stamp sets: Hope (CTMH), Harvest Wreath (CTMH), Smiles Begin With You (CTMH), Honeycomb (CTMH), Finding The Words (CTMH), The Big The Bold and Extra (Winnie & Walter), Thank You (Hero Arts, stamp and die)
  • Ink Pads: Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (CTMH), White Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (CTMH), Distress Mini Ink Kits – Kit 1 (Tim Holtz), Ditress Mini Ink Kits – Kit 2 (Tim Holtz), VersaMark watermark ink pad
  • Gold embossing powder (CTMH)
  • Mix & Match Gelatos Set of 28 (Faber Castell)
  • Watercolor Pencils (CTMH)
  • Aquash Watercolor Brush set of 3 (Pentel)
  • Simply Art Watercolor cakes (Loew Cornell)
  • Sharpie fine tipe marker set
  • A4 Card Base (The Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby)
  • Assortments Cards (American Crafts)
  • DCVW Pattern Paper
  • 140 lbs. Watercolor Paper (Canson)
  • Gold and Yellow assortment sequins (gift from a friend)
  • Ribbon Twine (American Crafts)
  • Clear Gems (Darice)
  • Paper Doily
  • Scallop Rectangle Die (We R Memory Keepers)
  • Evolution Advanced diecutting machince (We R Memory Keepers)
  • Adhesive: Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Tape
  • Pick-Me-Up tool (Silhouette America)
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (ekTool)
  • My Acrylix Stamping Blocks (CTMH)
  • Baby wipes

DIY Fall Wreath Wood Plank

Hello crafty friends! Today I would like to share an amazing challenge for us who love making gifts and cards from our hearts.

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Jennifer McGuire host this event called Sharing Handmade Kindness. She is awesome card designers and really love her heart for others. You can watch her video about this event here.

This fot the first week of Share Handmade Kindness Challenge and it is all about family and friends. The challenge is to make something for family member or friends, and actually send or give it to them. Isn’t that a great challenge?

Who doesn’t like handmade gift that made out of love and care? I know I do 🙂

For this week challenge, I made this Give Thanks wreath wood plank.

Fall Wreath Wood Plank | http://helengullett.com/?p=7821 | #creatingjoyfully #diy #handmadegift #papercrafting #fallwreath #woodplank #silhouettecameo #silhouetteamerica #sharehandmadekindness #creativesparklinkparty #inspirememonday #wordartwednesday #silhouettechallenges

I found this pre-made wood plank at Hobby Lobby. It is ready to be decorated. I got these Fall Wreath cutting file and the quote “In Everything Give Thanks” at Silhouette Design Store. I cut them using my Silhouette Cameo – the best crafting buddy ever! 🙂 – and put them together. I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink at all the edges of those leaves and using embossing tool, I scored some lines on those leaves to give them some textures of leaf vines.

For the acorns, I gave them some glitter using glitter glue. And using the handle of my embossing tool, I curled the edges of the acorns a little bit.

Final step is adding the finished wreath on the wood plank. I used the Gorilla wood glue. It is a stronger glue compare to glue gun or all-purpose glue on the wood.

It is a gift for our friends, who also our Pastor and his wife. So thankful God sent them to our church and to teach us the truth. What a blessing!

Crafty friends, you still have time to join this challenge and share kindness to your family and friends this week. To link up you project(s), please go here.

I also link up this project at:

Thank you so much for visiting today and have a marvelous day!